Arkansas bill would ban adoptions, foster parenting by cohabiting adults
By JAMES JEFFERSON
Associated Press Writer
LITTLE ROCK - In a strategic move to boost support, legislative sponsors Wednesday abandoned efforts to specifically ban gays from being adoptive or foster parents in Arkansas. Instead, they targeted unmarried cohabiting adults.
Dropping any mention of homosexuals, the revised bill would prohibit the state from placing a child with an adoptive or foster parent who is an unmarried adult "who is cohabiting in a relationship that is not a legally valid and binding marriage" under the state constitution.